Higher Self Spread
On This Day
The circumference of Chartres’s labyrinth is 131 feet, almost the exact same size as the west rose window in the cathedral. It is also the same distance from the entrance as the west rose is from the floor. If the west wall fell, the rose would lie precisely upon the labyrinth.
France’s world-famous Chartres Cathedral was consecrated on this day in 1260 in the presence of King Saint-Louis. Its stone floor still bears an ancient labyrinth used for walking meditations and contemplations.
Summation of Spread
The Eight of Cups is the beginning of a sacred or spiritual journey. The figure abandons all things behind him and makes his way up the mountain in search of enlightenment.
Have you met your higher self? A labyrinth both creates and protects its center, allowing entry only upon certain terms. Entry is thus initiation; it is a step on the path of knowledge. This spread is inspired by elements that make up sacred labyrinths.
Cast Your Cards
Cast your cards in the shape of a winding maze:
1. Goal: What is my goal?
2. Gateway: How do I begin my journey?
3. Boundary Wall: What must I pass?
4. Branches: How should I extend myself?
5. Dead End: What gets me nowhere?
6. Fork: What decision must I make?
7. Room: What surprises meet me?
8. Outcome: What happens as a result of my journey?